The tour will begin with a pick up customer from your Hotel. We will first visit Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his house on stilt, the botanical garden and the Presidential palace while learning about his life and revolutionary activities. After 1954 it was named the Presidential Palace and became the place where Ho Chi Minh lived and worked until he passed away in1969.
On the way out visit One Pillar Pagoda - was constructed in 1049 by King Ly Thai Tong according to his dream of Bodhisattva seating on a lotus flower and led him to the pagoda. In 1954, the pagoda was destroyed by the French before their withdrawer. After taking over the city on October 10th 1954, Vietnam Ministry of Culture restored the pagoda. The pagoda of today remains since this restoration.
11:00 AM:Arriving at the Temple of Literature. This is the combination of the Confucius Temple worshiping Confucius which was built in 1070 and the first Royal National university in Vietnam built 6 years later in 1076. Considered as “an escape” from the bustling city, this temple and its beautiful garden provide an opportunity to learn more about education in Vietnam since 1000 years ago until recent history.
12:00 PM: Lunch time in local Restaurant with local Vietnamese traditional Cuisines.
01.00 PM : Continue to visit the interesting Museum. There are some options that you can chose one of them such as Ethnology Museum/Museum of Vietnamese History/ Hoa Lo Prison Museum/ Military Museum/ Women Museum/Art Museum.
03:30 PM : Visit Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword lake) and Ngoc Son Temple. Situated in the heart of Hanoi, the lake got its name according to a legend story. In the 15th century during the Ming Chinese invasion, general Le Loi was presented with a holy sword.
On as island at the northern part of the lake stands Ngoc Son or Jade Mountain temple, one of the most beautiful and religious site in the capital. The temple was established by a mandarin named Nguyen Van Sieu and is dedicated to the spirits of the soil, medicine, literature, and also to Tran Hung Dao, the general who defeated the Mongols in the 13th century.
04:00 PM: Finish Tour at Hoan Kiem Lake.
NOTE: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum is closed on Monday and Friday so there will be other alternative options if you depart on Monday and Friday.